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Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

Nationally Certified Counselor

Certification in Addictions Counseling

Becky is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling Associate in the State of North Carolina. She is a graduate from Appalachian State’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. Becky also holds a graduate certificate in Addictions Counseling. 

 

Through her graduate coursework, Becky completed her practicum and internship experiences within integrative care settings. Within this format, Becky collaborated with various healthcare professionals to provide holistic treatment to individuals and families. Working with patients and their loved ones within the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, Becky grew passionate for providing support to those facing significant and unexpected life circumstances. Within the Pastoral Care department at App Regional Healthcare System, Becky worked alongside the hospital chaplains to integrate spirituality into her counseling approach. Becky values exploring the impact of physical health on mental wellbeing and understanding how each client’s unique spirituality plays a role in their overall wellness. 

 

Becky has spent most of her counseling experience working with adults of all ages facing a variety of concerns such as: anxiety, panic, mild-to-moderate depression, grief, OCD, chronic and terminal physical illness, and substance use recovery. She is interested in family systems work and the impact of addiction on those systems. 

  

As a counselor, Becky hopes to create a safe and welcoming space for her clients to undergo exploration of their past and current circumstances and emotions. She believes that cultivating a positive therapeutic relationship and taking a collaborative approach to treatment is pivotal in counseling. Therapeutically, Becky works from a person-centered basis and implements a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based interventions while accounting for each individual client’s counseling needs. 

 

In her free time, Becky enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, being outdoors, painting, exercising, and hosting game nights.

Becky Shaffer